PR and marketing intern, Above + Beyond Cancer

Above + Beyond  Cancer seeks an intern to support the image, communication, and public relation efforts of the Foundation. This will include writing for various media (website/blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Marketing/PR Intern will work independently and in tandem
with Graphic Design Intern on promotional materials.

Activities include the following:
Communication and planning with Executive Director and the Marketing Committee
Planning for marketing, communication and public relations campaigns:
Assist in planning strategies and channels necessary to achieve
Assist in building marketing and public relations campaigns that reach communication goals. various audiences.

Persuasive writing:
Write web, blog, and marketing material copy including brochures, informational postcards, flyers, and posters.
Help translate research and findings into meaningful copy for the identified audience.

Social Media:
Write copy for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website/Blog.
Update and/or revise social media posts.
Promote events via all social media platforms A+BC uses.

Skills the intern will learn from working with our Foundation include:
Gain strategic communication and marketing experience
Build a portfolio of persuasive writing pieces
Hone project management skills
Work closely with an Executive Director and marketing committee.


This is a Fall semester internship with the possibility of extending into the Spring
semester. Must be a current or recently graduated college student within commuting distance of Des Moines, Iowa, and must be available to work an average of 8 hours per week during the semester.

Required Skills
Strong persuasive writing skills
Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Business acumen and judgment
Planning, prioritization, project management skills
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Experience with developing and implementing social and traditional media campaigns
Knowledge of social media
Adept at using Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Overview of the Foundation:
Founded in 2011 by Des Moines, Iowa Oncologist Richard Deming, Above + Beyond  Cancer leads cancer survivors and caregivers on hikes, marathons and incredible journeys like Everest Basecamp and Mt. Kilimanjaro, and offers cancer survivors cycling, yoga, fitness classes, and mindfulness meditation. Above + Beyond Cancer’s mission is to elevate the lives of those touched by cancer to create a healthier world.

A cover letter, resume, one faculty recommendation, and two writing samples are required. Apply to:
Mary Van Heukelom | Health and Fitness Director
ACSM I Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer and Personal Trainer
Above + Beyond Cancer
tel: 515-669-9879